Finish Off Your Summer With a Scream by Watching These 35 Horror Movies on Netflix
Every month, Netflix welcomes a bunch of new titles and tosses out even more, but one thing remains the same: it always has an incredible treasure trove of terrifying horror movies. This Summer has featured some pretty great titles, so there's no better time to hunker down in the safety of your air-conditioned, demon-free living room and see what Netflix has to offer.
The Devil's Candy
A struggling painter moves his family into a spacious new home and soon finds himself artistically inspired by the evil forces lurking within. Come for the demonic possession, stay for Ethan Embry's six-pack.
The Black Room
A couple's new dream home turns into a living, breathing nightmare when they discover an evil spirit in the basement.
The Astronaut's Wife
Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron deliver thrills and chills in this sci-fi horror flick about an astronaut who returns home a little . . . off.
After rushing an injured man to a nearly empty hospital, a police officer finds himself trapped within along with an otherworldly evil. Also, definitely DO NOT watch this movie if you have a weak stomach. Gore, gore, and even more gore awaits you.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
There's no better time to catch up on Leatherface's early, cannibalistic exploits, since a new origin story is headed to theaters. This one stars Jordana Brewster and is a little bit silly, but it's still enjoyable (if you're into seeing young, gorgeous people get hacked to bits, that is).
Logan Marshall-Green stars in this psychological thriller about a dinner party that will keep you guessing until the film's brutal conclusion.
Whether you've yet to see this horror classic or you just have a little . . . craven . . . for a good old-fashioned slasher, there's no better time to queue up Scream.
The Human Centipede
An evil doctor (Dieter Laser) kidnaps three extremely unfortunate humans for his cruel, ridiculously disgusting medical experiment. Netflix also has the franchise's third installment, if you want to punish yourself further.
Would You Rather
A sadistic billionaire forces a group of people to answer life's tough questions: would you rather slit your own eyeball open with a razor or get your hand blown up by a stick of dynamite? Fun.
After sleeping with someone, a teenager (Maika Monroe) is cursed by an evil entity that will only stop coming after her if she in turn has sex with someone else. In other words? Worst STD ever.
Stanley Kubrick's atmospheric imagining of Stephen King's horror novel will make you scared of things you never even considered before (ex: twins, bathtubs, Apollo 11, etc.).
Easily one of the best horror movies of last year, Hush follows a deaf, mute writer over the course of one night as she's hunted by a masked maniac.
Train to Busan
This South Korean zombie movie was a box office hit, for good reason. The terrifyingly claustrophobic horror film centers on a father and daughter who must survive a gory outbreak of the undead on a lengthy train journey to the country's only remaining safe city.
House on Willow Street
You're Next's Sharni Vinson appears in this movie about a group of kidnappers whose most recent victim is much more horrifying than they realize.
Found-footage fans, rejoice: here's an anthology film just for you. V/H/S has an interesting setup, and although it falters on the execution of a few of its scares, it's a pretty decent horror outing. A group of thieves break into a house and come across a pile of five cursed VHS tapes (yes, à la The Ring), and both the thieves and the audience get to watch each video together. Each of the five shorts is written and directed by different people, which on one hand adds diversity to the tales, but on the other makes V/H/S lack cohesion. Despite that, it's worth watching for the first two shorts: "Amateur Night" and "Second Honeymoon."
The premise of this movie might sound a little lame — a man unwittingly wears a cursed clown costume, is transformed into a kid-hungry demon — but it's surprisingly smart (and absolutely disgusting).
The Perfect Host
A home invasion goes very, very wrong in this black comedy, which also packs a major plot twist.
When a young woman (Odette Annable) starts having visions of a dead little boy, her mission to get to the bottom of the haunting unearths a horrifying realization.
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
Taking place a few years after its predecessor, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, the film finds Molly (Sarah Lind) under the control of a malevolent spirit. A discouraged priest (played by '90s heartthrob Devon Sawa, naturally) agrees to help her before the devil takes her soul away completely.
Hopefully you're not babysitting anytime soon, because this 1976 classic about a pint-sized antichrist is no joke.
Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie ditches Westeros for a secluded cabin in the woods on her honeymoon, but she ends up encountering some unexpected visitors.
Holidays consists of eight short films dedicated to different holidays, directed by a mix of unknown and established directors (*cough* Kevin Smith *cough*). It's a bit uneven, but it's guaranteed to ruin at least a few of your favorite days of the year . . . in the best way possible.
We Are Still Here
After their son's tragic death, a couple move to a new town hoping to escape their grief. Unfortunately, their fresh start only brings unimaginable horror into their lives (clearly they didn't use Zillow).
If you get sick of the mindless stabbing Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers dole out, consider Hellraiser, which introduces a creature that's wickedly smart and very deadly.
They Look Like People
A man suspects he's surrounded by evil creatures in this twisted psychological film, which will creep you all the way out.
The Good Son
This bad-seed tale follows Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood as a pair of close cousins, one of whom is not as innocent as he seems.
Rebecca Hall plays a professional debunker of supernatural phenomena who finds herself stumped by a seemingly haunted boarding school.
Let's just say that this found-footage film about a videographer who meets a deeply unsettling client lives up to its name.
A woman is forced to return home to live with her strange family after being placed on house arrest by court order, but it turns out someone (or something) decides to move in, too.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street introduces us to Freddy Krueger, a petrifying child killer who stalks the dreams (er, nightmares) of a group of teenagers.